The Damnation of Theron Ware.
Chicago: Stone & Kimball, 1896. 8vo, original gilt-lettered green cloth, gilt top 512 pp. Extremities of backstrip very slightly bumped, edges a bit frayed, hand-written bookplate, but a splendid copy. First Edition of Frederic's most famous novel, the realistic story of the fall of a Methodist minister. A Merle Johnson High Spot, who called it "the first of the modern 'problem novels'". BAL 6282. Kramer 69. Wright, III, 2013.
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